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Today's News

  • Youth attend leadership conference

     Challengers of Oldham County, is a non-profit, all-volunteer community coalition that focuses on substance abuse prevention and services. Members of the Oldham County Challengers Youth Task Force recently attended the 11th annual National Leadership Conference sponsored by the Underage Drinking Enforcement Training Center in Dallas. 

  • Mullins has great first Ironman

     Things couldn’t have gone much better for Todd Mullins in his first Ironman competition Sunday.

    Mullins, 40, of Crestwood, completed the 2.4 mile swim, 112-mile bike ride and 26.2 mile run in 12 hours, 12 minutes and 40 seconds.

    “That was about an hour faster than my goal,” Mullins said. “My first goal was to simply finish. I had calculated out about a 13- or 14-hour finish so I am very happy with it. The cooler weather really helped.”

  • City’s quiet zone up for discussion

    At a special meeting of the City of La Grange Monday night, council members voted against a resolution that provided for further safety improvements in regards to CSX.

    In July, the council discussed several options for additional safety measures at railroad crossings in the city. They voted unanimously on a resolution at their July meeting to close the crossing at Second Street and install medians on First Street. This would allow them to adhere to Federal Railway Administration safety requirements and maintain its quiet zone.

  • Letters to the Editor

    ‘Can’t-do’ council votes to close 2nd St. 

    To the editor:

    Despite being told by residents of La Grange that they want their council to do everything possible to keep Second Street open, the La Grange city council played politics Monday night and voted to close it.

    This council assured residents at the July meeting that they’d do everything in their power to keep Second Street open, yet Monday they showed they aren’t willing to do anything to accomplish that. 

  • Local company among fastest growing in U.S.

    Rocket Man Inc., based in Oldham County, sells beverages in stadium seating areas through walking vendors as a sub-contractor for foodservice concessionaires. 

    They have been a walking vendor at  the Ryder Cup, World Series, Super Bowl, Kentucky Derby, NBA Finals and  NCAA Final Four, 

    The Company is on track to achieve sales of $13 million in 2009 with operations in 20 major sports and entertainment venues, including eight stadiums, seven racetracks, two ballparks and several other music center and arena venues.      

  • Kentuckiana Works board size reduced

    Oldham officials approved an interlocal agreement with Kentuckiana Works Tuesday.

    The agreement between Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government and Bullitt, Henry, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer and Trimble counties for a Greater Louisville Workforce Investment area and board allows cooperation between the counties on a basis of mutual 

    advantage.

    As part of the amended agreement adopted on Tuesday, the court voted to reduce the size of the Kentuckiana Works Board from 47 to 33.

  • Lady Colonels take fourth in Tiger Run

    LOUISVILLE – The high school cross country season got off to a strong start Saturday in the St. X Tiger Run.

    The Oldham County High School girls had the best team finish taking fourth place with 104 points. Manual won with 88, followed by Assumption with 92 and St. Henry with 98.

    The Lady Colonels were paced by senior Claire Grogan in seventh place with a time of 19:32. Margaret Grogan was 13th followed by Kati Heil in 18th to give the Lady Colonels a solid three in the top 20.

  • Donations needed for yard sale

    The Dare to Care Food Bank and Sullivan University are hosting a community yard sale from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the university’s west campus lot. The event, to combat hunger in the community, is open to the public.

    Everyone who brings a canned good or $1 donation to Dare to Care will be entered into a drawing to win a number of prizes.

    Booth rentals are $10. Call 456-6504 for information and to reserve a booth. Reservation deadline is Friday.

  • Back where I come from

    Learning to ride a bike. Picking blackberries with my sister. My first “big catch” going fishing at grandpa’s. College days. Marrying my college sweetheart. The birth of my daughter. My son losing his first tooth. Assisting my husband as he coached youth soccer. Cookouts and camping with my parents. Church revivals. Family and friends. 

    All of these memories are etched into the story of my old Kentucky home.

  • Game Bytes

    BODYBUILDING

     

    Williams prepping for national contest

    When: Sept 18-18.